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As a Certified Financial Planner (Lake Growth Financial Services in Chicago), Mark Willis has been helping people get a handle on their financial future and build their businesses with proven, tax-efficient financial solutions. He specializes in building custom-tailored financial strategies that are unknown to typical stock-jockeys, attorneys, or other financial gurus. Mark co-hosts the popular “Not Your Average Financial Podcast™”, where he offers up strategies for everything from real estate investing to paying for college. He’s a huge proponent of “Self-Banking,” and today he gives Michael an introduction to that idea, and how to get started with financing real estate investments.

Released weekly on Mondays, The Executive Real Estate Investing Show is hosted by Michael Holman. Michael is an extremely passionate real estate investor who has quickly become one of the most respected real estate development syndicators in the industry. He is now committed to teaching you everything you need to know to succeed in the world of real estate investing. Check out our previous episodes below and subscribe to the podcast

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As a Certified Financial Planner (Lake Growth Financial Services in Chicago), Mark Willis has been helping people get a handle on their financial future and build their businesses with proven, tax-efficient financial solutions. He specializes in building custom-tailored financial strategies that are unknown to typical stock-jockeys, attorneys, or other financial gurus. Mark co-hosts the popular “Not Your Average Financial Podcast™”, where he offers up strategies for everything from real estate investing to paying for college. He’s a huge proponent of “Self-Banking,” and today he gives Michael an introduction to that idea, and how to get started with financing real estate investments.

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With more than 15 years of real estate investing experience under his belt, Jorge Abreu has seen more than his share of the ups and downs of the market. And the ‘downs’ have taught him the importance of doing due diligence on sponsors and investors alike. Abreu came from the construction management world, and slowly transitioned into real estate—first with single family fix and flips and rentals. When that took off, he formed his own investment group, and later, a construction company to manage renovations. Listen now to hear Jorge talk about his businesses, how he creates systems and processes, and why doing your due diligence matters so much for real estate investing.

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Whether you’re a seasoned real estate investor, or you’re just getting started on your real estate investing journey, host Michael Holman pulls together five tips that will benefit everyone going into 2022. Michael talks about getting motivated to get started in real estate investing, a few of the tax advantages to real estate, why it’s important to be flexible in the coming years, finding trustworthy sponsors, and not letting fear overtake you. Listen now as Michael gives five powerhouse tips for the real estate investor for 2022.

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As we wrap up 2021, Michael looks back on the question he always asks at the end of every interview: “What is the best business advice you’ve ever been given?” While each guest has their own take, there are definitely some themes that emerge from their responses. You’ll hear Real Estate investors, brokers, agents, and many more weigh in on the importance of mentorship, weighing risks versus rewards, and most important: getting started. Listen now as Michael presents the best of the best from 2021.

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As part of our ongoing series Executive Questions, Michael fields questions about making money during fluctuating market conditions, the risk/reward ratio of storage, and being a guarantor on loans. Finally, Michael dives into a question about the basics of 506(b) and 506(c) offerings. Listen now as Michael answers these questions and expands on each topic to give his advice, based on years of executive experience.

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When Opportunity Knocks, Answer! How An Architect Designed His Own Future In Self-Storage. This week on The Executive Real Estate Investing Show, host Michael Holman talks with Scott Krone. Scott had dreams of being an architect, but when a professor gave him a chance to lay down his drafting pencil and pick up a contract-signing pen, he took it. Learning real-estate development wasn’t easy, but Scott’s mind for design and analysis set him on a path to success. Today, Scott has transitioned out of multi-family investments and concentrates solely on self-storage. His companies Coda Design + Build take self-storage from concept to construction, where it’s handed off to his Coda Management Group. Currently his companies have a investments in excess of $55mm. Not comfortable sitting on his laurels, Scott is also a real estate coach, and the author of “High Performance Homes Navigating the Green Road to Your Dream Home,” a book for home owners seeking to incorporate green technology into their home. Listen now to hear Scott tell his remarkable story of risk-taking, and how it can pay off.

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From Cubicle to Corner Office: How Two Corporate Drones Found Their “Why” And Turned It Into Multifamily Gold. This week on The Executive Real Estate Investing Show, host Michael Holman talks with Jenny Gou and Steven Louie. They didn’t hate their jobs. She was in sales at Proctor & Gamble, he was in customer relations and training for health insurance providers. The hours were long, and they almost never saw their families, but the money good. But a few personal tragedies and life changes put everything into perspective. They started wondering why they were doing what they were doing. Soon, they separately arrived at the same conclusion. If they truly wanted to spend time with their families, the corporate world was not for them. Real Estate was—and they dived in with single family properties. Steven hooked up with an investing mentor. Jenny eventually found a mentor, too: Steven! Together, they have formed Vertical Street Ventures, and in one year have racked up nearly $90mm in multi-family investments. Listen now as host Michael Holman gets the details about how they left their jobs behind, the types of investments they look for, and the importance of building relationships.

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Born for Business: How a High School Drop Out Created An App That Is Changing the Real Estate Industry. This week on The Executive Real Estate Investing Show, host Michael Holman talks with Tj Lokboj. Tj is the managing partner at Holdfolio, a premier real estate crowdfunding platform serving thousands of investors, with a portfolio of assets valued at $552M and holding multiple assets classes across 9 markets. He’s also the cofounder of SyndicationPro--the country’s fastest-growing investment management software solution, helping over 600 investment firms to raise capital more efficiently and better manage investor relations. It all started when the real estate investor became frustrated with the software that was available. So in 2014, he and his business partner took a gamble and created their own app. It was the right decision, and now Lokboj is a rare hybrid of tech startup guru and real estate investor. Listen now to hear Tj’s amazing story. He’s gone from an immigrant who didn’t speak a word of English, to high school dropout working two jobs, to finally a software wiz.

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As part of our ongoing series Executive Questions, Michael opens up the digital mailbag to field questions from listeners. Topics include: Can you really succeed in Real Estate Investment with no starting capital? How do cash on cash returns work? What is a good cap rate? What should multi-family investors look for in a “per door” building price? And—How does liquidity work? Listen now as Michael answers these questions and expands on each topic to give his advice, based on years of executive experience

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This week on The Executive Real Estate Investing Show, host Michael Holman talks with Jonathan Livi. Jonathan is a four-year real estate veteran, having started right after college. With a degree in economics, and working as a mortgage broker, it didn’t take long for to learn the ins and outs of the capital stack and how it should be structured. He lives for all the economic “minutia that other people find boring,” so a jump into the equity brokerage business seemed like a logical step. Now at Buckingham Advisors, Jonathan specializes in finding “interesting sources of capital” for developers. A devout Jew whose family hailed from Iran, Livi teaches Torah Bible classes and even has a podcast called "The Parasha Podcast.” Listen now as Jonathan simplifies the often-complicated ways to secure equity for Real Estate Investing.

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Taking the “Red Pill” On Investing: What Meditating and a Centered Life Have to Do With Making Money? Jerome Myers is a real estate investor in Greensboro, North Carolina. Focusing primarily on purchasing small to mid-size apartment complexes capitalized through Joint Ventures, Jerome fell into investing almost by accident. A civil engineer by trade, Jerome decided to quit his job in the corporate world when he had the “opportunity to lay people off two years in a row” while the company was making a 30% profit margin. “I had a reckoning. I needed to do something different.” Multifamily units seemed like the right choice. So Jerome read up and attended seminars before finding mentors to guide him through the often-daunting world of real estate. Jerome’s insistence on capital preservation and creating a centered life through giving to others might be off-beat, but his growing portfolio of units and investors is its own testament of success. Listen now to find out more about Jerome’s Development Group, and his “Myers Methods” of investing.

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Have you been trying to scale in real estate all in vain? This episode is for you. Today’s guest, Trevor McGregor, has nuggets of wisdom to share to help you scale in real estate. He will talk about 5 reasons why people fail to scale in real estate and touch on the different levels of a ladder in his ladder analogy. For the past 25 years, Trevor has been helping individuals to grow both personally and professionally. As a high-performance coach and business strategist, he empowers individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and real estate investors worldwide to achieve their outcomes and live a life of passion and fulfillment. Listen now to hear how Trevor will tell us how one can go from an interested real estate investor to a committed investor.

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This week on the show, host Michael Holman talks with Vikram Raya. Vikram is a cardiologist with a real passion for heart health and personal fitness. But after spending more than a decade in practice, he found himself financially secure but with no time and no energy to spend with his growing family. If he wanted to escape his work life, a side hustle beckoned. He considered CBD oils and hemp farms. He tried options trading, and even started his own medical temp agency. But none of those things gave him what he really needed: time.

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This week on the show, host Michael Holman talks with Josh Ferrari. His name implies speed, and Josh has lived up to it. In just over three years, Josh and his partners have raised over $7 million dollars in private equity, and currently own more than 300 properties. Josh started his career as an aircraft technician, with an eye toward flying acrobatic planes. But when his work kept leaving him frustrated and grounded, he began to look for other opportunities to build wealth. After a few unsuccessful attempts at wholesaling and house-hacking, and a lot of research, he steered toward multifamily syndication investments. Listen now to hear from Josh Ferrari on how he got started, the potholes he hit along the way, and the importance of taking risks.

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It’s all about financing in this episode of The Executive REI Show, in which host Michael Holman offers up 3 Tips for Financing Your Next Real Estate Investment. Whether you’re looking for a $500k or $50 million loan, these principles apply. With these tips, investors at all levels of experience can save time, money and frustration by following a clear roadmap to securing exactly the right lender for no matter what deal. Learn real, actionable strategies for reaching your real estate investment goals and creating either active or passive generational wealth.

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This week on the show, host, Michael Holman talks with Raju Datla. Raju spent almost 26+ years of his career in Technology in various roles, from Software development to leadership. He dabbled Tech startups before venturing into Essential services business 4 years ago, that has led to real investing also. He has done passive and active (airBnb), and is looking to do more investing in both residential and commercial real estate. He also helps Investors/Realtors increase their profits/revenue on their deals. Apart from his real estate and Essential services interests, Raju Datla is very passionate about Personal Development, Spirituality, Mindset. His podcast, with his partner called Vibe! Mind, Body & Entrepreneurship is about Mindset, spirituality and Entrepreneurship. Listen now to learn from Raju Datla on how he makes valuable professional connections.

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This week on the show, host, Michael Holman talks with Esther Reizes-Lowenbein, who services the commercial real estate market as an investment/fund manager, investor and realtor. Esther has redefined the face of real estate by offering professional and on-demand service. She has successfully closed over 300 million dollars in commercial transactions thus far. She is recognized as a "serial net-worker" and has a knack at connecting buyers, sellers and investors. Esther holds a master’s degree from Adelphi University. She is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. She takes great pride in her wonderful children. Additionally, Esther, together with her husband are extremely active in their community and run a non-for profit, providing relief for underprivileged individuals. Listen now to learn from Esther Reizes-Lowenbein on how real estate has changed her life.

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Real Estate Syndication is the phrase used to describe the concept of pooling the resources of and bringing together several different real estate investors in order to do a large commercial real estate deal. In this podcast, host Michael Holman will show you very simply how numbers are calculated and how a syndication structure works. You'll discover the details of the cash flow waterfall and other important things to know when you are looking to get into a syndication.

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Listen this week as host Michael Holman answers listeners questions in regards to real estate investing. Michael discusses where the real estate market is heading. Gives tips about getting into big real estate investments, investment hold periods, cost segregation, and where construction costs are heading. If you have questions for Michael or you want to have your question answered on the show, visit our website www.executivereishow.com and submit a question or email us directly at info@executivereishow.com

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This week on the show, host Michael Holman talks about how a 1031 Exchange relates to a syndication. Michael illustrates the basic structure and how it all ties together. Become a more informed real estate investor. Whether you are interested in actively investing, or if you have a 1031 Exchange that you are interested in passively investing. You won’t want to miss this information packed episode!

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